RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

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    Sorry to dig up an old quote, but I have a somewhat related question. I'd like to use the Vibram cristy sole for my next pair of Rancourts. I've noticed that almost all examples of the cristy I've found online include a somewhat prominent midsole. My concern is that the cristy sole itself is already pushing the limits for how thick/high I'm comfortable with a shoe sole being.

    Is the typical leather midsole, used in combination with the cristy, necessary? And if so, am I best off just asking Taryn/Kyle to use a thin leather (rather than the thick leather midsoles that seem to be common)?
     
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  2. Portland Dry Goods

    Portland Dry Goods Affiliate Vendor

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    the CXL should probably be similar throughout the various lines as it all comes from Horween. How they treat it in the factory or how they finish the shoe may be where the variation is coming from.
     


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    I'd love to know the answer to this question. I'm reasonably tall with small feet (6 ft and size 9) so I try to avoid things that add height without length to my shoes. I would like to get another pair of Rancourts, this time with much more support than the camp mocs offer--like the chili litago rangers on the site. But i am leaning toward the Lactia sole on my next pair because I assume both that it is a little thinner and also that the heel gives an illusion of less height than the cristy. I also understand that it is more durable and more comfortable. Any information on mid-sole thickness or the relative merits of the different soles would be appreciated.
     


  4. rmstephenson

    rmstephenson Active Member

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    Anyone have experience with their belts. Have my eye on the #8 chromexcel belt to go with my Aldens.
     


  5. FrankCowperwood

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    The belts are nice. Very high quality.
     


  6. fitchottie

    fitchottie Senior member

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    They are nice and thick and beautiful...
     


  7. lemmywinks

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    Can't decide if i want a pair of pinch pennys or the beefroll... X)
     


  8. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Just got my Ranger Mocs in. I am little disappointed. I measured as an 11.5B on there shoe guide so i ordered them in an 11.5B.
    Issues:
    The shoes are likely the widest B width shoe I have ever worn.
    The heel is very wide and uneven. The left shoe is 1/2" shorter on the left side than when you compare it to the right shoe.
    The insert paddings are short and uncomfortable. They might of been made for a smaller size?
    A dozen minor nicks and scratches. Not a big deal.

    I assume these fit issues come from them making such an odd size?

    What should I do?
     


  9. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I do think B runs a little wide from them. I have a pair in B and they are hardly what I'd call narrow. That's just a risk of buying without being able to try on in advance.

    But considering the other issues, I doubt very much that they'll find this pair acceptable. That doesn't explain why they shipped them to you of course.

    I think you should definitely get in touch with Rancourt and bring your concerns about the difference in length and the nicks and scratches to their attention.
     


  10. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    ^Thanks. I will try emailing them. They never really respond to my emails though.

    FWIW the nicks and scratches are minor and not a deal breaker. I have received worse from AE.
     


  11. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Yes, and I assume there will only be more nicks and scratches, thought it is nice to open up a pristine pair of shoes. But if there's really .5" difference in length, that's pretty off. Good luck.
     


  12. bullswin

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    Maybe try emailing Kyle directly? I think he's just kyle@.

    Other folks here seem to have similar feedback about email responses. Reading this thread from several months back, it seemed like Taryn was brought on just focus on dealing with customers like us (i.e., MTO requests). Not sure what's up.
     
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  13. dusttruffle

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    how does the sizing of the ranger moc compare to the LLBean blucher (standard not signature)? thanks.
     


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    I've emailed Rancourt about this, but while I wait for a reply I thought I'd take advantage of posting a question in this thread.

    I've been happily wearing a pair of their chromexcel pinch penny loafers for some months. I sized myself according to their fit guide which stated I am a size 8.5 D - no surprises there. When the loafers first arrived they were very snug at first but eventually molded comfortably to my feet. After a while I noticed that they widened considerably which unfortunately made them slightly loose in the heel as a result of my feet moving forward.

    My questions:
    Should I size down in length and/or width the next time I order? How much narrower is a B width compared to a D? Is Rancourt willing to narrow a pair that comes in for resoling?

    One possibility for the amount of stretching could be the fact that I have been wearing them quite a bit, considering how comfortable the shoes are.
     


  15. Kashiwa

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    ^^ Those are all great questions, and I hope you get some answers. Please let us know what you hear from Rancourt.

    On a different note, awhile back I posted a pic of some roughout natty cxl Vibergs on here. Here is a description of the leather for these boot from Nick Horween (maker of the leather and owner of the boots). It's called Marine Field Shoe and is actually cxl with the roughside treated.

    http://horween.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/boondockers/
     


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